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Trousers

1968 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

During the 1960s in London Gordon Deighton was the Fashion Coordinator of the very popular 'Trend' department of Simpsons of Piccadilly. There he designed and sold stylish menswear within a somewhat staid department store setting. In one ensemble, Deighton combined this pair of blue silk tie-dyed trousers with a pink cotton shirt with eyelet front. The pale colours and a playful application of the tie-dye technique demonstrate an increasing sartorial choice available to young British men. Deighton said of his design aesthetic, 'I suppose it boils down to a question of taste and my own standards of colour, fabric and design.'


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Tie-dyed silk, twill weave
Brief description
Trousers of twill weave blue tie-dyed silk designed by Gordon Deighton for Simpsons of Piccadilly, Britain, 1968
Physical description
Trousers of twill weave blue tie-dyed silk.
Dimensions
  • Weight: 0.42kg
  • Length: 108.5cm
Credit line
Given by Gordon Deighton
Summary
During the 1960s in London Gordon Deighton was the Fashion Coordinator of the very popular 'Trend' department of Simpsons of Piccadilly. There he designed and sold stylish menswear within a somewhat staid department store setting. In one ensemble, Deighton combined this pair of blue silk tie-dyed trousers with a pink cotton shirt with eyelet front. The pale colours and a playful application of the tie-dye technique demonstrate an increasing sartorial choice available to young British men. Deighton said of his design aesthetic, 'I suppose it boils down to a question of taste and my own standards of colour, fabric and design.'
Collection
Accession number
T.881-2000

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Record createdFebruary 26, 2001
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